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Disabled students could be 'shut out' by government cuts
Some of the support I got through the Disabled Students Allowance, particularly the PDA it got me, were a real help in getting myself organised, actually managing to make all the things I was supposed to, etc. I think I'd've had a much harder time without them.
disability  cuts  benefits  university  education  UK  money  equality 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Minneapolis professor Shannon Gibney: Reprimanded for talking about racism.
'The American myth of rugged individualism is alive and well. We love to believe that nothing determines our life’s chances but our capacity to dream and work hard, despite reams of evidence to the contrary.'
education  academia  university  people-suck  racism  discrimination  marketisation 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Former High-School Teacher Congressman Irks GOP By Marking Their Memos With A Red Pen | Happy Place
He suggests they provide evidence to back up their thesis, and offers to explain the bill for them if they don't understand it.
politics  USA  posttofacebook  Democrats  awesome  amusing  immigration  republicans  interesting  education 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
33 Teachers Who Got The Last Laugh
I may have to use the Helen Waite one at some point myself.
photos  silly  buzzfeed  posttofacebook  teaching  awesome  amusing  education 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Computer science students successfully boycott class final | The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
'all grades are relative to the highest actually achieved score. Thus, if no one showed up and everyone got 0 percent, everyone would be marked as 100 percent'
university  cheeky  posttofacebook  awesome  amusing  clever  education 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Making sport more competitive? PE lessons already embarrass and alienate some students - Comment - Voices - The Independent
'the way PE lessons are structured really aren’t for everyone. Physical activity is vitally important for health, but PE at school has put countless people off exercise for life.'
via-Zoe-Stavri  sport  children  exercise  interesting  health  education  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Students should act less gay, says Alberta school trustee (seriously?) - The Globe and Mail
Dale Schaffrick suggested if "children with a gay tendency" could hide their gayness it would be "for their own benefit."
posttofacebook  education  culture  LGBT  homophobia  bigotry  epic  fail  wtf 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Thanks, Textbooks.
'I’m less concerned with the question, “What does the scale read?”  and more concerned with the question, “Why the hell are we lubricating a hamster?”'
education  weird  silly  tumblr  amusing 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Graduates admit politics is 'too complicated' for them - Telegraph
1/3 with a degree and 2/3 with GCSEs/O Levels find it too complicated to follow
UK  culture  posttofacebook  politics  education  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scottish independence: Funding fees for EU students would cost £150m, Mike Russell reveals - Education - Scotsman.com
'The Scottish Government says talks are under way to find some means of charging EU students.'

So, going against that whole EU equal access thing whilst saying "Of course we'll be let in!"
tuition-fees  money  posttofacebook  university  education  Scottish-independence  Scotland  politics 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BHA submits response to legal case over whether Government must publish list of proposed Free Schools
‘We believe that an important part of being able to scrutinise proposals for new schools, not least of all religious schools, is by knowing what schools have been proposed. Currently that is not the case with Free Schools until after the Government has backed them.’
Freedom-of-Information  politics  education  religion  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
High Court agrees to hear first ever legal challenge to new 'faith' schools because of religious discrimination, Government applies to intervene against BHA
'The High Court has approved an application for judicial review of a decision to open two state-funded highly selective Catholic schools in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames'
schools  education  government  money  bias  religion  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Good grades are key to cutting 'risky behaviour', says Gove - Telegraph
'Michael Gove said formal sex education lessons may not be needed if schools can raise pupils’ overall grades across the curriculum.'

Dear person-who-is-in-charge-of-education-for-the-entire-bloody-country… I wish to introduce you to a simple statistical phrase; "Correleation does not imply causation"
posttofacebook  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  fail  what-the-everliving-fuck  the-coalition  sex  education  wtf 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
This is Why I Oppose the MPAA : SOPA
A powerful story of what the big companies do to the little people to get their way.
posttofacebook  education  film  what-the-everliving-fuck  law  intellectual-property  MPAA  people-suck  fail  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
'Anti-gay' book puts Gove at centre of faith school teaching row
It's telling that he's not denying that it's discriminatory, he's saying "Sure it is. And I don't have to do anything about it."
politics  UK  education  LGBT  discrimination  people-suck  news 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Indiana Senate Backs Teaching Creationism Proposal
'as long as they include origin of life theories from multiple religions.'
So, you can teach beliefs with no scientific backup in science lessons, so long as you teach a range thereof. More time spent on non-science in science lessons. Also, why isn't the Flying Spaghetti monster on the list?
posttofacebook  politics  education  USA  creationism  science  fail  religion  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Parents 'should correct toddlers' pronunciation'
'…though toddlers can easily detect how words are pronounced by others…they do not react to hearing their own voice in the same way adults do.'

I note that the article says 'until the age of four they are unable to hear that they have got it wrong, a study claims.', whereas my reading of what the study claims is that at the age of two they are unable to hear that, whereas at the age of four, and also once an adult they can — that doesn't mean its at four that they get that ability, just that it's between two and four.
posttofacebook  language  development  education  braaaaaains  children  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - 'Exam tips to teachers': Michael Gove orders inquiry
'Investigations have been launched in England and Wales into claims that some examiners gave teachers unfair advice on GCSE and A-level questions.'
interesting  UK  education  fairness  cheating 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Free schools and academies must promote marriage - Telegraph
'Headteachers will be told that children must be "protected from inappropriate teaching materials and learn the nature of marriage and its importance for family life and for bringing up children".'
marriage  education  the-coalition  culture  image  sex 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Teaching Good Sex - NYTimes.com
'“There is abstinence-only sex education, and there’s abstinence-based sex ed,” said Leslie Kantor, vice president of education for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “There’s almost nothing else left in public schools.”'
interesting  sex  education  USA  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Colleges lose licences in immigration crackdown
'More than 470 UK colleges have been barred in the last six months from accepting new foreign students from outside Europe, the Home Office says.'
interesting  education  fraud  lies  immigration 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
If they're going to get a life, young people need soft skills | Libby Brooks | Comment is free | The Guardian
'One in four secondary pupils receives no sex and relationships education in school; a quarter of those who do say it isn't taught well.'
interesting  education  sex  culture 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: FAQ: The “Snake Fight” Portion Of Your Thesis Defense.
'Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.'
amusing  academia  education  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Stripper teacher Benedict Garrett defends porn work
"A secondary school teacher who moonlighted as a stripper and porn actor has said he does not think he did anything wrong." I think I agree with him.
education  culture  porn  sex 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Test Your Vocabulary
How many words do you know? Their guess at mine was 36,500.
english  vocabulary  academia  braaaaaains  interesting  geeky  education 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why I will never pursue cheating again - A Computer Scientist in a Business School
"Last Fall, it was my first semester of teaching as a tenured professor. It was also the semester that I realized how pervasive cheating is in our courses. After spending a tremendous amount of time fighting and pursuing all the cheating cases, I decided that it makes no sense to fight it."
education  academia  teaching  cheating  dude...  fairness  interesting  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Oxford dons declare 'no confidence' in Willetts
Oxford University academics have delivered a crushing vote of no confidence in Universities Minister David Willetts. The university's governing body backed a motion condemning the government's higher education policy by 283 votes to five.
education  university  conservatives  interesting  news  politics 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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